Funeral arrangements set for John Doug Hays

John Doug Hays, of Pikeville, died 11-7-18 at the age of 74. He was a former state senator, lawyer and civic leader in Pike County

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Funeral arrangements are set for a former state senator, lawyer and Pike County civic leader who passed away Wednesday.

John Doug Hays died at his home surrounded by family at the age of 74.

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The Pikeville native graduated from Pikeville College, the University of Kentucky College of Law, and Liberty Theological Seminary.

He practiced law in Pikeville for 46-years.  He was also a State Senator, Assistant Pike County Attorney, a Pike County Judge Pro-Tem, Special Commissioner of Pike Circuit Court, Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Pike County Judge-Executive Assistant, Pike County Deputy Judge-Executive, President of the Pike County Public Defender’s Association and a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m. at J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home.  Services will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m.

Burial services will be private.